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Actor Tom Sizemore arrested on domestic violence charge

August 6, 2009 | 10:40 am

TOMMY Actor Tom Sizemore has been arrested in downtown Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence, the Los Angeles Police Department said today.

Officers with LAPD’s Rampart Division went to the 100 block of Beaudry Avenue about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday responding to a domestic violence call. Sizemore remained in jail today in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Over the last few years, Sizemore, 47, has developed a troubled history with the law. In August 2003 he was convicted of misdemeanor charges of physically abusing and harassing his ex-girlfriend, the former “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss.

In February 2005 Sizemore failed a court-ordered drug test after he was caught trying to use a prosthetic penis to defeat a urine test and was ordered into drug rehabilitation for two years. In June 2007, after he was arrested outside a Bakersfield hotel on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, Sizemore was sentenced to 16 months in prison for violating probation that stemmed from a January 2006 drug possession charge.

Sizemore was arrested in May on a warrant issued on the 2007 Bakersfield case.

Known for his tough-guy roles, Sizemore, who received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in the 1999 television movie “Witness Protection,” has also starred in the critically acclaimed films “Saving Private Ryan,” “Natural Born Killers” and “Black Hawk Down.”

-- Ruben Vives

Photo: Tom Sizemore poses at the 2006 TV Guide Emmy After Party in Los Angeles. Credit: AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File